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"I'm not eating rodent's balls for anyone" Boy George

Robert Dex

Published 13/12/2011 | 08:42

File photo dated 14/02/11 of Boy George who has revealed an unlikely inspiration behind the Culture Club reunion - American folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 12, 2011. See PA story SHOWBIZ George. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
File photo dated 14/02/11 of Boy George who has revealed an unlikely inspiration behind the Culture Club reunion - American folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 12, 2011. See PA story SHOWBIZ George. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Regularly courted for reality shows, the singer admits but for the Bushtucker trials, he would go into the Junge .

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The Karma Chameleon singer who is playing a gig on New Year's Eve in Sydney: "I think it's best not to do it, it removes some of the mystery. I get asked every year and I've come close but I don't think so".



The singer said that I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here "looks like fun" but said he would never do it, adding: "I'm not eating rodent's balls for anyone".



Culture Club are back rehearsing for the New Year's Eve gig and plan on making a new album next year. The band had split acrimoniously after achieving nine top 10 hits in the late 1980's and early 90's.

But according to George: "We know each other, we've known each other since we were really young.



"We've never been mortal enemies, we've had our fallouts but we've always been quite fond of each other.



"No-one is forcing us to do anything, we're doing it out of our own choice.



"We're just trying to write good songs. I think that's the criteria, to write really beautiful melodic songs about something with a bit of substance that's all you can do".



The band formed out of the New Romantic movement in the 1980's and George's flamboyant style was central to their appeal.



The singer who hails from an Irish family, real name George O'Dowd, said: "I don't think about what other people are doing when I'm writing. The only thing is I saw a great documentary on Simon and Garfunkel which inspired me. It made me think about what I was doing, more it made me think I really want to write something beautiful".





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